Corn plastic (bioplastic, polylactic acid, PLA)


4 comments posted
PLA Plastic Environmental Claims

I think you are mistaken. The main environmental claim made for PLA plastic is that it is made from plants, not Oil. New generation PLA is now made from other non-feedstock plants such as cassava.

PLA also emits up to 65% less greenhouse gases during production. You can focus on energy consumption, but this would not be telling the full story! :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 02:05
The impact index contain the

The impact index contain the three parts: resource consumption, pollution, and entropy part, and is calculated over the whole lifecycle of a product: production, use, and disposal. The fact that PLA emits less pollution during production is fully accounted for in the CEII.

Posted by andrzejc on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 18:04

Hello! I would really like to know the source of your claims about the ratio of PLA to corn quantites. I'd like to leave my mail: in case you'd respond.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 19:35
Link to the source
Posted by andrzejc on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:54